Title: Causes of Fatigue in Sport

Key words: Fatigue, high-intensity sport, football, nutrients, anaemia, fluids, overtraining, altitude, social pressures

Date: 28/7/00

Category: 12. Sports

Type: Article

Author: Dr M Draper


Causes of Fatigue in Sport

Possible Causes

The possible causes of fatigue in high intensity intermittent sport, such as football, include:

(1) Excessive training schedule and longer playing season

(2) Poor diet (low carbohydate) due to one or more of:

(3) Fluid balance

(5) Psychological illnesses, which may include:

(6) Family or social pressures adding to the above